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there. obama won the white vote. >> it wasn't a huge hispanic vote in new hampshire. >> and in colorado, off by more than eight points. in a state where latinos are 40% of the electorate. they must have been off by numbers of magnitude to be that far off. and that's not plausible. these are one-day sam 78s. no one day polster is reading into one day swings and deciding that is t goes over the top. even if they thought these numbers were true, they were still losing. these numbers add up to 267 electoral votes. they are still down in ohio by 2. were 2 points enough for the difference in the final two days? maybe. but that's not enough to not write a concession speech. >> if your numbers say you are losing and you lose, that should be something that no one saw coming. >> a writing a plain blog about politics and had an interesting point on this web said, what the romney campaign did here was completely rational. every campaign needs to believe they can win. if they don't believe they can win, they are going to lose. so fooling yourself is a totally rational thing to do if you are a campai
! >> we told you earlier in the show about president obama and mitt romney's lunch at the white house. now let's take a look at "the daily show" for exclusive unseen footage of yesterday's private event. >> we do have some footage of governor romney arriving to the white house. i believe that's him there. then he's getting out. and then the lion. the campaign is over, so he doesn't have to pretend anymore. he can finally wear that serengeti lion sash he hadn't been wearing. by the way, obama couldn't have met the guy in a restaurant? he had to make him come to the white house? that's some cold brew. hey, romney, what's up, man? hey, isn't it funny? you almost lived here. this was almost your place. just 3 million votes. you know what i mean? oh, you worked so hard for seven years and you were just about to go in and then sorry [ bleep ]. >> that's pretty good. >> yeah. >> it's a strong cooler. >> romney, king joffrey joffer. we're moving on. we have vice president joe biden going to the grand opening of a washington, d.c., costco store yesterday. >> what? >> yes. let me tell you, he did no
something about the obama white house. >> what does obama think of mitt romney? what does he really think? i think he feels romney is incompetent [inaudible] i suspect that one of the themes of the coverage of the campaign is that romney never found a way , either the method or the same of how to run against obama, whereas they thought he was going to be easy. >> what is the one thing you would like to know about president obama? >> i did ask him. i didn't put it in the book. he keeps a diary. so'd liketo ve access. [laughter] >> and decide -- i said you keep a diary craxi said yes, not on all this detail. let's see. so i'm sure he will write a really interesting memoir. >> what did he tell you about that? >> that it existed. no detail. he didn't offer any of it or read from it or anything like that. is it dictated? is it written? ronald reagan kept his diary. it was secret. and now they published all of reagan's diary. i mean, who would have thought? certainly obama much more a sense of history and literature and writing from his own books and so forth, which are very kind of addressed the
way are going to be a whole lot easier. >> reporter: white house officials say mr. obama is not interested in personally meeting with congressional republicans because those meetings did little to resolve the 2010 debt ceiling crisis. but when mr. obama later skipped congressional meetings and campaigned to extend the 2% payroll tax cut and maintain lower student loan interest rates, he won. the president is primarily focused on step one of this process-- winning the middle class tax cut debate. step two is being led by his treasury secretary jim geithner and liaison rob nabors. they are going to work with congress on spending cut and other fiscal cliff details. the first meeting will be tomorrow on the hill. >> pelley: major, president said today he thought all this could be done by christmas. why does he think so? >> reporter: because that is the big takeaway, scott, from the president's conversation on saturday with house speaker john boehner. the two agreed it was in foeryone's best interest to get a fiscal cliff deal sooner rather than later, both agreed to aim for o
us something about the obama white house that we don't know. >> oh. what does obama think of mitt romney? you know, what does he really think, and i think he feels that romney is incompetent because he didn't run a better campaign. i suspect a theme in the coverage of the campaign is going to be that romney never found a way, the message or the theme of how to run against obama where he thought it would be easy. >> what is the one thing you want to know about president obama that you don't? >> i did ask this, i didn't put it in the book, but he keeps a diary. i'd like to have access. [laughter] >> assume that -- >> and he said, do you keep a diary? yes, oh, not on all the detail kind of, and i, you know, come on, let's see it. so i'm sure there will be an interesting memoir. >> what did he tell you about the diary? >> that it existed. no detail. he didn't offer any of it or read from it or anything like that. is it dictated? is it written? who, you know, reagan kept his diary secret. george w -- and now they published all of reagan's diary ies. i mean, who would have thought? cert
aids day. the white house is marking the event by displaying the red ribbon, an international symbol of support. a procloimation president obama says in part that the united states is committed to preventing the disease to spread and ending this pandemic once and for all. >>> world aids day is a time for some say the truth, the naked truth. yeah, these folks, they're naked and they're naked in john boehner's office. their protesting huge cuts to hiv and aids funding. jennifer flynn was one of those naked protesters and she joins me now from new york. good to have you with us. >> thank you so much for having me. >> why did you take your clothes off to protest budget cuts? >> yeah. well, we took our clothes off to illustrate that people with aids and the most vulnerable people in our country have actually been stripped of everything from budget cuts for decades. and that the rhetoric around the fiscal cliff or what i like to call the fiscal bluff is really just a way to thinly shroud these drastic budget cuts that will result in 60,000 people with aids around the world dying. these are
president obama at the white house and after three weeks of dealing with the benghazi scandal and the fiscal cliff, obama is prepared to offer romney a position in the administration, president of the united states. [ laughter ] >> you've been warned, harry reid! take away mitch mcconnell's filibuster and he will strike back! by obstructing everything you do! or let him keep the filibuster so he can obstruct everything you do! [ gunfire ] >> still to come, an easy recipe perfect for entertaining. >> also the reason why the latest royal visit was extra special. for the douche -- duke and duchess of cambridge. >> are you crying? >> because the cooker -- because the workers won't make my muffins anymore. >> what religion is involved with christmas? what religion? >> christianity. >> that's not a religion. that's a philosophy. >> okay. don't tell me what i think. when i said i didn't have a problem, i don't have a problem. got it? >> give the people their billions. let's move on. >> i feel sorry for t
at's where we begin this morning. >> fiscal cliff deadline, president obama sends his treasury secretary to capitol hill to negotiate with congre congressional leaders. major garret is at the white house. good morning. >> charlie and norah, even as negotiations intensify, campaigning continues at the white house. president obama is adamant about protecting existing income tax rates for middle income earners and raising them on the wealthy. for the president the politics of this is very simple. he he ran on that issue and against republican obstructionism and won. if republicans don't relent on his issue, other fiscal cliff matters won't be discussed in the president's campaign to end the stalemate will continue. -election pond time since winning re-election, president obama welcomed the applause of hand-picked supporters and wa his calls tolicans not to ignore is calls to protect middle class households. >> it's time for us to work on >> reportel agreed to, which is allow eep middle class tax cuts for >> tax cuts for households that earn more than $250,000 to in a expire. incre
obama lights the national christmas tree outside the white house. house speaker john boehner said today that he's still waiting for a response from the white house on the g.o.p. deficit reduction proposal. they spoke to reporters in the capitol for about 10 minutes. >> good morning everyone. you know, this week, we made a good faith offer to avert the fiscal crisis and that offer included significant spending cuts and reforms and included additional revenue. and frankly, it was the balanced approach that the president's been asking for. now we need a response from the white house. we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. our targets and framework are things that we can all agree on. and it's exactly how we approached our discussions in the biden group, my discussions at the white house a year and a half ago and for that matter, in the joint select committee. and if the president doesn't agree with our proposal and our outline, i think he's got an obligation to send one to the congress. and a plan that can pass both chambers of congress. if you look at the plans that the white hou
's fix dinner. >>> president obama has opened the white house doors to a bipartisan group of governors and one of the notable names not on the guest list, is texas governor rick perry. the former presidential candidate still has plenty of ideas about federal power as well as some of his colleagues. >> bobby jindal, mary fallen and susana martinez are my neighbors and governor in arkansas, they're all competitors. they are all competitors and they will make you stronger. that's, i think, the difference in -- between the two competing philosophies out there. listen, you know, we want to be left alone and do our own thing and you all don't come into our states and try to take our companies. >> we'll look at some of the governors attending today's meeting and discuss why it's harder to be a republican in a state house than under the capitol dome. that's next. you ever notice that some people just have a knack for giving the perfect gift? they put real thought into it. and find just... the right...thing. how do they do that? more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. pick
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, they insisted the election return obama to the white house and the gop return to the house requires both parties to come together in a fairground. but we know that didn't happen. i think everybody is aware, right, that it is the gerrymandering that has returned -- what they are calling middle ground is not middle ground, right? >> it isn't middle ground and there wasn't a dead locked election. they forget a couple of things number 1 that there was an election, and the people spoke and number two if you look at every survey -- i guess the second point is in this campaign there was a clear, clear outline by the president of where he stood, no secret. there had to be a continuation of the middle class tax cut, and an end of the tax cut for the very wealthy in -- in 2010 they got over 90%, the upper 1% -- 90% over that of the income growth, and the third point, the surveys show after the election all of them -- that if you ask people should there be continuation of the middle class tax cuts? yes. should there be a continuation of the tax cuts for the very wealthy? no.
, the clock is ticking in all of this. where do the talks go from here this week? >> well, the white house said president obama presented his plan last week and the gop leaders shot it down. now, the ball is in the hands of the republicans. right now, it's all about the math. republicans may have to cave on taxes but president obama may have to accept deeper spending cuts. only 18 days left. >> the messy art of compromise. tahman bradley live in washington. >>> and rivers are rising across northern california this morning after three powerful storms blow through in less than a week. the latest round of flooding rain drenched the area yesterday, knocking down giant trees and leaving nearly 100,000 people without power. high winds overturned tractor trailers. abc's cecilia vega shows us what it looked like in california wine country. >> reporter: this is a storm that slammed the west coast from washington all the way down to the san francisco bay area. and this, take a look at it, one of the hardest hit regions, vineyards all over napa valley under water right now. >> a much dryer day is on
revenge would be? if obama could in the white house receive the petition and say, okay, go ahead. you're on your own. because the states, the various that have filed for these petitions, red states, tend to take in a lot more in government benefits than they pay in taxes. it would be very good -- >> you didn't name names in your one-eighth theory. but here are some names. ron paul, very recent congressman, national candidate for the presidency many times. he said secession is a deeply american, a deeply american principle. meanwhile, alan keyes, he wrote that while he doesn't think we've reached the point where secession is necessary necessarily, it remains a, quote, god endowed inalienable right. there you have people with educations, people with brains and a knowledge of american history, who come out and argue that this is something that should be put on the table. >> yeah. i guess brains and an education but still somehow profoundly ignorant, and they're emblematic of if not the ignorant people in the republican people, at least people who will pander to that ignorance. it's apiec
post," jonathan capehart and joe echevarria who was with president obama at the white house. we still have donny deutsch and katty kay with us. chuck todd, let's go to you first. does it appear, through all of the bobbing and weaving and the tap dancing that the outlines of a deal may be coming together behind the scenes? we're hearing $1.2 trillion in tax revenue. >> reporter: yeah. >> we're hearing $400 billion in medicare cuts. is this a false spring? >> reporter: i think we're a little ways away from the, quote, deal coming together. geithner today, tim geithner, who's leading negotiations, he's headed to the hill. he's got one-on-one meetings with all four players including boehner. but one on ones. not the four of them together, mcconnell, reid, pelosi, boehner. you know, this is still a game of no matter at the end of the day, this is still a game of 218. i saw the "politico" report. the number on the spending side is just lower than everything you hear. and that all depends, you know, what they describe, that's a reality that gets somehow got 150 house democrats and convinced
echoing mitt romney that he's in la jolla and barack obama is in the white house because obama depended on people who were dependent on government. it is just the handout, the takers are the ones who elected barack obama. >> right. the gifts argument. i think there has been a split on the language of this, whether or not the actual ideals of it. the language, split since romney lost and made his little gifts comment after the election. >> bill: that obama won by handing out gifts to the constituencies. >> minorities, women. just gave them -- best example is gave women contraception for their votes. that's potentially -- basically what they said. sununu yesterday or i guess it was tuesday night said that he said the same thing. he was like if you look at this, it wasn't about message. we didn't lose because of message. we lost because -- >> bill: didn't lose because they had a lousy candidate. >> we lost because of the hold-in to obama and what they can give him. >> bill: they're just in denial, right? >> wh
on the wealthy. the headlines tell the story. "the washington post" wrote, "obama offers plan for cliff, not compromise." "the new york times." "gop balks at white house plan on fiscal crisis." and "the wall street journal," obama's cliff offer spurned. i want to bring in joanne reed and molly ball, political reporter for "the atlantic." good to see both of you. good morning. >> good to be here. >> mitch mcconnell, we are told, literally laughed at the white house's offer. and if you listen to speaker boehner, it's not going very well. take a listen. >> i'm disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what's happened over the last couple of weeks. but going over the fiscal cliff is serious business. and i'm here seriously trying to resolve it. and i would hope the white house would get serious as well. >> and the speaker tweeted, "how serious is the white house about avoiding the fiscal cliff?" reports suggest, in some cases, not so serious. and also, joanne, what is the strategy here, and is there a risk like looking like you're not really negotiating? >> well, you know, i think wh
mitt romney to the white house on thursday. with washington deadlocked, president obama reached out to his former rival, inviting mitt romney to lunch at the white house, aiming to put past differences to rest. >> i think that he's very interested in some of governor romney's ideas. >> reporter: romney arrived shortly after noon thursday. white house officials revealed few details about the lunch, saying only they ate white turkey chili, and the meeting lasted more than an hour, with governor romney congratulating the president on re-election. in the sole picture released by the white house, you can see the dining room where the men ate and boxing gloves. aides joked there were no punches thrown describing the encounter as friendly. >> i am happy to see this picture, it is good for the american people. >> reporter: a very different tone on capitol hill as fiscal cliff negotiations remain rocky. the president sent his top negotiator, treasury secretary tim geithner to meet with congressional leaders. afterward, house speaker john boehner said the white house had not proposed spending
today. >> president obama and mitt romney had lunch together at the white house today. in fact, romney offered to buy obama lunch but the president said no, no, no, it's on our grandchildren. they'll take care of it. [ laughter ] >> brian: they had salad and chili. i wonder even the picture of them together that they released was not -- didn't look relaxed. mitt romney looks like a robot. >> gretchen: i would have never done it. >> steve: well, he it. as jay leno was talking about our grandchildren may certainly be footing the bill on a lot of expenses going forward. we're hearing the obama administration released a budget that includes over a trillion dollars worth of tax hikes just as we inch toward the fiscal cliff with no compromise in sight. peter doocy is at the white house with the latest. peter? >> and the two numbers you need to know to best understand the president's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff are 1.6 and 400. as in $1.6 trillion in new taxes now and $400 billion in spending cuts later. the
on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. >>> and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been arrested again, after a fight at a nightclub here in the city early this morning. she is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a woman in the face. police are not saying how long they intend to keep her in
stories and breaking news. jenna: president obama sitting down for lunch at the white house with his former rival governor romney. more on that next. scientists say they can predict in newborns. we'll tell you what it is. a tire filing smash-and-grab robbery all caught on tape. it is all "happening now". jenna: this thursday we're awaiting a big meeting at the white house. we're glad you're with us, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall? jenna: wonder what is on the menu? jon: i guess we'll find out. president obama making good on campaign promise as he gears up for a sit down with governor romney, the first meeting since the election. the private luncheon set to begin hour and a half from now. white house correspondent ed henry is live. what is on the agenda, ed, do we know? >> reporter: white house officials say this will be a bit more personal. not necessarily a lot of business conducted in terms of fiscal talks and what not. they believe obviously this is the first time they have gotten together not just since the election but since the debate i
absolutely no progress in trying to force president obama to do what they want him to do. and no, sending mitt romney to lunch at the white house today didn't help. >>> congress has just ten legislative days before going off a cliff. >> the political theater over the fiscal cliff. >> mr. obama sends his chief negotiator. >> treasury secretary tim geithner. >> who was on capitol hill right now. >> reaching out to capitol hill. >> the push is on to get a deal. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks. >> literally no progress. >> bad news, bad news, bad news. >> this is the moment of posturing. >> a lot of posturing. >> until we hear good news. >> the framework of the deal is beginning to emerge. >> i'll do whatever it takes to get this done. >> we have a debt crisis. >> i'll do anywhere and do whatever it takes. >> all eyes on the white house. >> they're going to get right up to cliff on new year's eve. we're all going to be hugging cliff. >> it's like when a fish show starts. the crowd -- >> i hope nobody catches that reference. >> all eyes on the white house. >> together aga
presidential candidate is meeting president obama for lunch today in a private white house dining room. now, the president had promised, of course, in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. romney has been spending most post election time at his family's home in southern california. wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of that one? ♪ awkward >> slightly. or maybe they will actually be more, more warm and hospitable than we think. >> you think with such a partisan, divisive election. you wonder how they kind of break that ice, and the president with his political role model, lincoln. team rival. there was at some point, romney would be treasury secretary. a little unlikely. at least give romney a role in some economic council or advisory position. >> the president has gone on record and says he respects romney for his work with the olympics, restoring the olympics, you know, his skillset lends to ideas that could get the economy growing going. but his spokesman said he does not have a specific assignment for his arrival but it was going to be a useful discussion. >>
, white house aides insist president obama is yet to make a decision between susan rice or massachusetts senator john kerry as his replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. at this point, aides say to me that the president knows he can't let this linger much longer, can't leave rice or kerry hanging in the wind. expect an announcement perhaps by early next weeks. >> chuck todd at the white house, thank you very much. >>> we want to turn and get a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. >>> ex-cia chief general david petraeus spoke out about his affair with biographer paula broadwell in a letter to his colleague james shelton nbc news has learned this morning. in the november 20th note, petraeus says, quote, i screwed up royally and tells shelton, quote, i paid the price appropriately and i sought to do the right thing at the end of the day. petraeus also praises his wife for standing by him. the affair brought about petraeus' resignation earlier this month. >>> renewed fears this morning that egypt co
a private lunch at the white house. if this is the first meeting since the last debate. president obama promise in his speech that he will sit down with romney and talk about how they could both moves for. that will have lunch in a private dining room and that mr. romney is scheduled to meet with his former running mate paul ryan. this will be happening after the lunch. >> the white house to send representatives to capitol hill to find out the conditions of the looming fiscal cliff. they complain that the white house has not provided them on how the president will curb medicaid and medicare. if the president has been consistent and that he does not want the tax to go for people who are under too much as $50. he is adamant that any new tax revenue must come from--he once rates lowered and was is that and find a middle ground. >> in bay area a news they have released the names of two girls were shot and killed over the weekend in oakland. a 16 year-old girl and a another 15 year-old were found shot to death about 6:00 in the morning in east oakland. they have been hit by multiple gunshot
right now. the last couple of months, you've gone to the white house, met president obama. i heard he gave you some souvenirs, as well. >> yes. he gave me a pen and presidential m&ms. >> you still have the m&ms? >> no. >> i guess they are pretty good. and we all watched you on "dancing with the stars." >> yes. >> the fierce five showing up to help shawn out. that must have been fantastic. >> it was a lot of fun. and we had so much fun performing on stage with shawn and derek. >> so, what is next? you're on the book tour right now. going to have a little break over christmas. but gymnastics, still in your blood, right? >> i'm hoping to attend 2016 and get back into the gym. get back in the swing of things. and just gain more. i want to go to more world championships. and i think it would be cool to attend two more olympic games. >> it would be cool for all of us. thank you for coming in today. the book is called "grace, gold & glory." it's in stores today. >>> when we come back, a hol >>> back, now, with a real favorite of ours, katherine jenkins. with us throughout the "dancing with t
with president obama is he is a small minded president. >> steve: the white house immediately rejected the republicans' man ask said it wasn't balanced, even though it is balanced. it does actually raise revenue. democrats want the tax rates to go up. >> brian: they had a christmas party last night, the speaker and president were there. the word is they were going to talk. maybe they did. five minutes after the hour. let's change gears. prince william arriving at the hospital where kate middleton is waking up after suffering severe morning circumstanceness. what's that? >> gretchen: the condition -- is hard to pronounce. it strikes 2% of expecting moms. it can be an indicator of something else, which is twins. joining us to weigh in, dr. mark siegle. it's hyper something or another. >> vomiting, pregnant. go back to the latin. >> steve: thank you very much. >> 1 to 2% of all pregnancies have this. actually it's the number two cause of hospitalization after preterm labor. it's a big problem. morning sickness, 80% of women, everyone knows about that. severe morning sickness, when you con
the white house learned during the first term is that there are some things that work for obama and some things that don't. sitting down at a table with john boehner as essentially equals did not turn out as well as they might have hoped with the debt ceiling talks in 2011. but what did work was that winter when the president went to the country and argued for extending the payroll tax holiday and developed pressure outside of washington, he was a lot more successful. so they have two goals here. one is to keep the pressure coming from outside the beltway and the second is to make sure that this is not a negotiation between the president and boehner, that they want the president essentially floating above this. >> robert, when we talk and i know you had a chance to hear what congresswoman black will to say about trying to find the right balance here, while a majority of americans, say they go completely support raising taxes on wealthier americans, there is also a majority support that says we don't want to see earned benefits messed with, we don't want to see the medicare eligibility ag
-span networks. back in washington today at the white house, president obama has lunch scheduled with mitt romney, his presidential rival. they'll be having lunch in the white house private dining room. also today at the white house, jay carney holding his briefing. that's about 12:45 and we'll have that live for you at c-span.org. out of the white house today, vice president joe biden participating in the grand opening of washington, d.c.'s first cost could he -- costco store opened day. the vice president -- bakery and frozen foods. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> jill wouldn't let me have one. i went to get my wife's card, she said no. get your own. >> i don't want to get in the way of a man and his pie. >> my wife started a thing called book buddies. so i'm buying a bunch of books for book buddies. back in delaware. based on the things i know my grandkids like. children's books. >> now you know why my wife doesn't let me shop alone. all the people you meet in here today, and you see, these are hardworking folk
. if you and i were to close down this house, if president obama were to leave the white house tomorrow and bolt the door, if we passed absolutely no new laws, no new promises, made no new commitments, this red line represents the spending that would happen automatically. this red line represents the spending that happens if we don't change one thing. and what you see then, mr. speaker, is there's just no way. this green line represents taxes. there's no way we can raise taxes high enough to cover this amount of spending. if we took everything from everybody, mr. speaker -- hear that. if we had a 100% tax on every dollar you earned, if we took everything you had in your household and sold it all for its value, if we confiscated every asset of every business in america and we sold it at the auction block and we put all that money in a bank account to save for a-run day, we still -- save for a rainy day, we still would not have enough money to pay for the spending that we promised america in this red line. it's a strength problem we have. our -- it's a spending problem we have. our proble
that president obama doesn't do regularly. and that is take a lot of questions from the white house press corp. that is where you get stronger and better answers, sometimes deeper answers to questions that america deserves to know. not -- the problem for president obama is that who he talked to yesterday is a narrow slice of the audience. more people know about that now than would have ever seen it on that other network. he needs broaden out and talk to and try to persuade people that are not just on the left. >> brian: you remember you invited charles charles and other conservatives before he actually took office? >> remember, they were charmed and they said, huh, maybe this is going to go better than we thought. and then they were bitterly disappointed. >> steve: let's talk a little bit about this. the congressman from in texas, steve forbes out yesterday talking about look, we've got to do something about taxes. the president is even talking a little bit about it. we need a flat tax rather than raising taxes. here is a little snippet of congressman gilbert. listen. >> when you hear fair sha
obama at the white house this morning where they called for a quick resolution. the governors spoke to reporters at the white house for 15 minutes after that meeting and we'll show you as much as we can until the house gavels in in just a few minutes. >> well, goorn, everybody. i'm jack, the chair of the national governors association, the governor of delaware, joined by governor fallen of oklahoma, she's the vice chair -- governor fallin of oklahoma, she's the vice chair. the governor of arkansas. we are three democrats and three republicans. we just had what i would say was a very good meeting with the president. we came in part to make sure that the voices and the issues that we face as governors in states are heard and considered as part of the discussions going on here in washington. the president was very open to that. said we would continue to have a seat at the table. we talked about some of the issues that we often focus on as gompors. one of those being opportunities for flexibility in terms of some of the programs we partner with the federal government. he was very open t
with president obama at the white house to talk about the fiscal cliff. after the meeting, the governors took questions from reporters outside the white house. >> good morning, everybody. i'm the chair of the national governors association, the governor of delaware. joined by governor fanl of oklahoma. she is the device -- she is the vice chair. we're also joined by governor herbert of utah. governor dayton of minnesota, governor walker of wisconsin. we just had what i would say was a very good meeting with the president. we came in part to make sure that the vouses and the issues that we face as governors and as states are heard and are considered as part of the discussions going on here in washington. the president was very open to that. said that we would continue to have a seat at the table. we talked about some of the issues that we often focus on as governors. one of those being opportunities for flexibility in terms of some of the programs that we partner with, with the federal government. he was very open to that as well. also recognizing, i believe, it was governor walker who brought
! >> stephanie: oh my god. no i'm emt. it began four months before obama moved into the white house. the major spending decision in the 2009 fiscal year were made by george w. bush and the previous congress, just an fyi. >> flabbergasted. president thinks he's won an election or something. flabbergasted. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: it is a funny word. no normal person ever says that. >> say it when you're drunk. flabbergasted. >> stephanie: actually jim did say it. it's raining i'm flabbergasted. flabbergasted by everything. all right. yeah lindsey graham, drama queen that he is -- >> i would rather talk about him than lindsay lohan. >> stephanie: he said i think we're going over the cliff. it is clear to me they've made a political calculation. >> i wonder if lindsey graham looks better in a dress? i'm pretty sure. >> stephanie: president has put forward, it is in the g.o.p.'s court. they're the ones that aren't responding. >> tim geithner said no agreement without an increase in tax rates for the wealthiest a
of the white house. he got in trouble with leaving the white house. barack obama really from the time he left honolulu at age 18, and he pretty intensely shy to resolve the contradictions. >> he had a lot more contradiction. >> this is some confidence in the white house. >> if i can resolve the contradictions, why can the rest of the world of? and gave him a sense of exceptional as some. >> it was only 2011. i believe the record is under estimated. >> and some ways he was using a princeton of the hidden hand. healthn't he propose a care bill and drop it on the steps of congress? he did not do it because it would have failed the way he did for 100 years. that is how long progresses' have been trying to get it done. yet she got it done. he did take a slightly in direct way. it worked for him. he got more legislation through. >> there is this idea that somehow they had this first term. >> everybody talks about lbj. >> aristotle defined justice as the word used for integrity. the notion is exactly what you said. >> it is not the integrated life we knew it. it is the second term. thank you very mu
: associated press says the white house is signalling president obama is willing to let the country go over the cliff. this is a choice of the republican party if they are willing to do higher rates on the country, there is a lot to talk about, if they are not, they will push us over the cliff. tim geithner said there is no prospect in an agreement that doesn't include the tax rate going up on the top 2% of americans. he said we are not prepared to have the american economy held hostage to periodic threats. >> there you go. >> stephanie: and he pointed out, taxes were the centerpiece of the presidential campaign. he ran on a pledge to repeal these tax cuts. 60% of voters backed obama's reelection, a new poll suggests that -- >> including republicans. >> stephanie: yeah, he said republicans would take the bulk of the blame if this happens. i think we're in a strong position. >> i do too. >> stephanie: every time they talk on tv it's like lost lost lost lost you lost. this is the best thing chris, i have read thus far on this. [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> stephanie: fi
great to have you. all right. magic beans and very dust. talking about politics. that is of the white house is leveling the republican counteroffer to avert the fiscal cliff. president obama try this and saying there is no deal without tax hikes on the ridge. with more on this, republican congresswoman dianne black of tennessee. welcome to the show. great to have you. i have to ask you about this story that has been breaking this afternoon. apparently the president will meet with what they're calling progressive talk-show hosts. i think this is a lot of talent. it will parade through the white house. the president will sit down with them. are you getting the sense here that maybe the president is meeting with a few too many people? should we jjst get the job on the fiscal cliff? >> i could not agree more. i felt very discouraged. the president this been more time campaigning that he did of the beginning of his campaign. we need to have serious negotiations. we need our leaders, and the president was elected by the people. he needs to sit down now and the leader along with our lead
: wyatt, there is one hiint on which mr. obama says he will not compromise. ome president made his case today at a toy factory in pennsylvania and our chief white house correspondent major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, the white house does not deny opening fiscal cliff proposals ignore persistent republican demands for deeper spending cuts than the president has already proposed. that's the point. no matter how close the country comes to plunging off the fiscal cliff, topped a visors say the president will not budge until republicans acknowledge they will keep tax rates where they are for middle income families and raise them on households earning more than $250,000 a year. >> in washington nothing's easy so there's going to be prolonged negotiations. and all of us are going to have so get out of our comfort zones to make that happen. g'm willing to do that. i'm hopeful that enough members of con willing to do that as well. we can solve these problems. but where the clock is really ticking right now is on middle- class taxes. >> reporter: but t
status. christian white. good to see you. president obama lost on the settlements on israel and loses on recognition palestinians with the u.n. what does it say about his policies. are they not sound? >> they are not sound and also we're decreasingly relevant to this process. we have been ignored in the two instances and we're essentially ignored the week before last when an element of the palestinian leadership hamas decided to go to war. also ignored by the u.n. we are incidentally the largest benefactor to the united nations paying more than 25% of agencies and 20% of the general fund. they feel free to ignore us. it's a problem with the photo op foreign policy with few real accomplishments and it's becoming more apparent to people around the world. >> gregg: we also supply aid to the palestinians, humanitarian aid. should that be reconsidered most recent actions against israel? >> with any aid you have to ask what it is doing, what goal is it advancing? we keep harping on both parties but seemingly hard the other israelis that we need to come to some sort of negotiation, get to th
. not in the way you might imagine. michelle obama and bill clinton have been nominated for grammy awards. the first lady was nominated in the best spoken word category for the audio version of "american grown" the book that tells the story of the white house garden and encourages healthy eating. anned former president was nominated in the same category for "back to work" why we need smart government for a strong economy. the returns for this ration will be on february 10th when we'll find out who won. heart healthy . step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? house garden and encourages we'll be right bachouse garden we'll be right bachouse garden we'll be right bac >>> welcome back to "hardball." did republican efforts to suppress the vote backfire this time? in dozens of states they made eff
imagine. michelle obama and bill clinton have been nominated for grammy awards. the first lady was nominated in the best spoken word category for the audio version of "american grown," the book that tells the story of the white house garden and encourages healthy eating. and the former president was nominated in the same category for "back to work, why we need smart government for a strong economy." the returns for this race will be on february 10th when we'll find out who won. we'll be right back. ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. >>> welcome back to "hardball." did republican efforts to suppress the vote backfire this time? in dozens of states they made efforts to keep people, especially minorities and poor people, from getting to the ballot box. they shortened early
that are given to people. and that's my comment. thank you. host: from the washington times this morning, obama, romney to meet for lunch at white house. the white house revealed that the men will have lunch in the private dining room of the white house. it will be their first extensive meeting ever other than their three debates during the fall campaign. they have had only a few brief encounters. while in washington, mr. romney also reportedly will visit with his former running mate paul ryan of wisconsin who is heavily golved in the g.o.p.'s negotiations with the obama administration to solve the government's fiscal cliff. since the election, mr. rom knit has secluded himself from the media at his southern california home making no public appearances but has bad photographed killing his car at a local gas station and taking a day trip with his grandchildren to nearby disneyland. linden in bristol, virginia on our democrats line. the g.o.p. says to address the spending problem, what do you think? caller: i kind of agree more with the president that it should be a balanced approach. yes, we pro
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